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by Tony Pitts
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Based on a real story, one man tries to overcome drug addiction by taking up boxing.
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by Alan McDonald
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Over from Canada to visit Manchester, her dead mother's hometown, a momentary lapse of concentration while driving causes Jodie to turn into the wrong lane of a dual carriageway- directly into the path of an on-coming four-by-four. She escapes unhurt- but then the driver of the car she has hit decides to chase her. Several onlookers, each with a story of their own, must decide whether or not to intervene.
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by Andy Barrett
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A not particularly original idea, but much enhanced by the presence of Geoffrey Palmer and Stephanie Cole. Bill and Margaret are a retired couple who are keen bowls players, ex-confectionery salesman Bill hoping to be the next chairman of the club. Into the club come young couple Matt and Jude who prove to have new ideas about the club which do not please Bill. Their presence however, also causes Margaret's long buried resentments to rise to the surface.
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by Peter Bleksey
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In the UK, the police are forbidden by law from going on strike. But suppose in support of their grievances, every policeman called in sick.......
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by Simon Bovey
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Ex-Battle-of-Britain pilot Jack Avery 's determination to avenge the brother killed in a "friendly fire" incident provokes a bitter showdown at the launch of Jack's book about the cover-up that has hidden the truth for 60 years.
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by John Pilkington
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A drama looking at the early life of Louis Braille, the creator of the reading system for the blind which bears his name.
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by Mike Maddox
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Douglas Scofield has retired from the world of astronomy and, following the death of his wife, now runs a fish farm with his daughter, who is expecting her first child. All he wants is peace and quiet and a chance to write his book about fishing. However, a visit from an old colleague brings news of a message from a distant world, the very sign of life Douglas spent his career searching for. Is it safe to reply? Indeed, should they reply at all - and to what purpose?
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by Peter Tinniswood
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Mr Anton arrives for a sojourn expecting to meet a young lady with a little dog. He knows her stories well, but he does he know his own? Peter Tinniswood is a writer you either like or don't - I leave others to decide which......
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by Mark Burgess
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Brighton, Bank Holiday 1962. Three, well known Brighton residents meet one afternoon in a beach hut: actor Sir Laurence Olivier, playwright Terence Rattigan and comedian Max Miller.  All three share some theatrical gossip and a slice or two of fruitcake.  Olivier is to stage Hamlet, the first show of his new National Theatre, but who  is to play "first gravedigger"? Why not Max Miller, the comedian who was to die a few months later? As the sun goes down behind the pier that...
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by Bryony Phillips
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It's not easy being a little girl growing up in the 1950's. There are people who are too common, others who are too posh, worrying about what the neighbours think, dirty old men in cars - Grandma says it's because she's blonde - and a mother who is too busy looking after your baby twin brothers, two unexpected arrivals. Thank goodness for Daddy. Gently humorous / poignant piece about a lost age....... thank goodness!
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by Clare Seal
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Admiral Robert Fitzroy is famous as the captain of HMS Beagle, the ship upon which Darwin made his round the world voyage and started pondering evolution. Fitzroy however was a scientist and inventor of the Fitzroy barometer, creator of the shipping forecast and founder of the UK meteorological office. He was however, also a deeply troubled man who committed suicide in 1865.
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by Various
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Three community writing groups from the Isle of Mull, Northern Ireland and London perform their own short plays.
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by David Morley
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A drama "inspired" by real events.  In early 1968, in response to Britain's growing economic crisis, 5 secretaries from Colt Ventilation & Heating  decided to start working an extra half a day a week to help the economy. The media got hold of this and this rapidly developed into a movement "I'm Backing Britain". After trade union opposition however, and manoeuvring by the later disgraced Robert Maxwell, the campaign ground to a halt after a few months in which it...
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by Peter Whalley
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A son tracks down his estranged father only to discover that someone has beaten him to it. A stranger has taken his identity and claims to be his Father's only son.
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by Rony Robinson
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Dull, middle-aged, divorced father David works in the county archives. One day, he receives 43 letters from women answering a lonely hearts advert in the local paper. The only problem is - he didn't place it. What is going on? And what parts do his colleague Julia and his daughter Miranda play in all this? Rom-com with more than a nod to "Sleepless In Seattle".
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by Juliet Ace
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Drama commissioned to mark actress Jill Balcon's - widow of Cecil Day-Lewis and mother of Daniel Day-Lewis, who also appears in the play - 60 years in radio drama. Ariadne is the queen of the tasteful funeral or memorial service, always able to choose just the correct readings and music. Her beloved husband George has been left partially paralysed and unable to speak following a stroke, and both of them know that one day soon, Ariadne must arrange George's funeral. But after his death, George...
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by Jane Rogers
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An epistolary play with a the sort of child actress whose voice (for me) is like nails down a blackboard. Ten-year-old Polly sends an email to her favourite author, asking why there have been no new books published recently. The writer responds that she is old and tired and has run out of stories, but there are deeper reasons for her inability to conjure any more from her imagination.
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by John Hancox
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In the final years of his life, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was living in obscurity in France with his wife Margaret MacDonald. As Mackintosh rediscovered the joy of painting, Margaret, also an artist, was trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of her sister, Frances.
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by Graham Mort
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Martin and Marie's children have recently left home, and they celebrate with a holiday in Catalonia, described by Martin in a series of poems, one for each day of their trip. On their return, at the end of an almost perfect summer, Martin takes his beloved motorbike for one last spin.
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by Stephen Sheridan
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M R James is famous as the author of ghost stories, but how did a senior Cambridge academic, Master of a Cambridge college turn to this sort of writing?  This play, written in the style of a M R James short story, gives James a back story. As a young Cambridge student,  James is invited for Christmas to his room-mate's uncle's house in Cornwall. Far from the welcome James expects, he finds the uncle living in terror and the local doctor all too keen to get his hands on an ancient book.......
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by Marty Ross
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In the early years of glasnost Marina left Russia and settled in Scotland. After 15 years she returns to her homeland for the first time. She has come back to seek forgiveness from the best friend she once betrayed to the KGB - but her former friend is in no mood to grant it.
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by Amanda Whitting
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To celebrate her early retirement, Pearl takes her two best friends from work for a day at the races. The outing becomes a rollercoaster ride of emotions, changing fortunes and some unexpected revelations.
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by Michael Butt
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A hypnotherapist can't persuade his lover of the value of his profession. Then one of his patients starts to recall moments from history in startling and very convincing detail.
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by Katherine Jakeways
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Cathy's barely seen her dad George since her mum died. She suspects his grandkids may have forgotten who he is. But now she's persuaded him to dress up as Santa for the school's Christmas fair and finally they have an opportunity to talk.
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by Christopher William Hill
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Helen Ashbourne, a reclusive English former photographer living in New York, is approached by gallery owner Josh, who hopes to display her collection of photographs taken aboard the airship Hindenburg. But as arrangements for the exhibition progress, suspicions are aroused about her past and exactly what she was doing in Germany in 1937, before she boarded the fated airship.
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The true story of the sole survivor of the martyred city of Martinique. In May 1902 on the island of Martinique, Mount Pelée erupted killing 30,000 people and destroying the city, all within two minutes. There was only one survivor, a petty criminal, Louis-Auguste Cyparis , who was in the city jail, protected by the immensely thick walls of his cell. After the eruption, Cyparis began a new life for himself in a circus freak-show, where he had to learn to tell his story in his own way
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by Tom Kelly
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Two men meet up after 30 years, both still remembering the events of 50 years before, when they met a stranger on a beach. No, it's not about child abuse, something rather odder.
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by Rachel Joyce
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Anne is a shy young woman suddenly thrown into the spotlight by her marriage to famous aviator Charles Lindbergh. Her happiness is complete, until their 18-month-old son is taken from his crib, while both parents are in the house.
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by Nicholas Mcinerny
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In 1907, Gustav Mahler lost his elder daughter to illness and retreated into himself. The following summer, locked away in a hut in the mountains at Toblach, he composed one of the greatest song cycles of the 20th century. In an extensive interview, Mahler expert Dr Donald Mitchell examines the music, while Nicholas Mcinerny dramatises the moment of creation.
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by Nick Warburton
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A newly appointed vicar is persuaded to give Purvis, one of his parishioners, the role of church "health & safety officer". Little can he guess the chaos which will ensue........
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by Jonathan Holloway
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Three former spies in an old peoples' home  talk and remember their old missions and rage against the dying of their lights. They now have nowhere to go but hold on to the stories of their adventurous lives as they feel their own minds, memories and personalities shifting.
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by Adam Ganz
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At the end of the war, Germany's most talented nuclear physicists were brought to England to discover exactly what they knew about the atomic bomb.
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by Andrew Farrell Readman;
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Spider joins the navy at the height of the early eighties recession because he needs the work and he thinks life on board ship will be a laugh. And for the first six months he's right: it's great fun when you're 17 .cruising round the Mediterranean, getting drunk in every port. But then the Argentinians invade South Georgia and suddenly the British Navy is at war. Spider's never even heard of the Falklands, but that's where he's going. A funny, poignant and fast-paced play by a writer who...
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by Dino Buzzatti.
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Giovanni Corte is admitted to a hospital with a difference: it has seven floors, with patients housed on each storey according to the severity of their condition. 
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by P G Morgan
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A young woman is urgently admitted to hospital and prepared to deliver her baby by Caesarean section. What happens in the next few minutes will test the judgement - and the understanding - of everyone in the room.
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by Hilary Fannin
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Having met as children at the end of the 60s in stifling, pious Dublin suburbia, Anne and Sim never let go of their friendship, despite the radical differences between their families - and particularly between their mothers.
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by Julian Simpson
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In July 1518 a terrifying and mysterious plague struck the medieval city of Strasbourg. By the time the epidemic subsided, heat and exhaustion had claimed many lives, leaving thousands bewildered and bereaved. The South Bank, London. 2011. Is it happening again?
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by Rachel Joyce
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Harold has been retired for 6 months and time hangs heavy on his hands. Then one day he receives a letter from Queenie, his former secretary. She has terminal cancer. He writes her a note and walks to the post box - but, then just keeps on walking......
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by David Lemon
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In a dystopian future, a teenage girl and her grandfather find themselves in "The Jungle", a vast camp near Folkestone, filled with those desperate to get into the Channel Tunnel and escape to France. Once there, they may be able to make their way to new home in the Middle East. But the journey through the tunnel is fraught with danger. A not particularly subtle piece, but it has its dramatic moments.
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by Lance Woodman
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A young man sets out to make a living as a travelling photographer in the Worcestershire countryside. He meets a variety of characters including a pioneering aviator, a newspaper proprietor and a little girl who teaches him a great deal about the true nature of photography.
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by Anji Loman Field
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Emma is from an apparently nice, middle-class home - but she is keeping her parents' alcohol abuse to herself.
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by Steve May
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Michael is a lecturer in evolutionary biology who has written books on the reproductive imperative. But when he becomes a dad himself, he has to test out his theories in real life, and soon faces a battle of mind over heart.
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by Mick Gordon
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Alex believes people and emotions are just a bunch of neurons, and uses a teleportation device to prove it. When the machine malfunctions, and his wife falls ill, he is forced to question his beliefs.
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by Debbie Kent
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Fay adores a good bath - it's where she does her best thinking. Joe hates to wallow about in bath water and prefers a brisk shower. Can something so slight threaten their relationship?
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by Ian Curteis
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Drama based on true events. February 1945. Hitler's exhausted armies are in full retreat before the triumphant advance of American and British troops from the West, and Russians from the East. It becomes imperative that Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin meet face-to-face, to decide the future shape of Europe. They meet at the tiny Russian resort of Yalta, each ready to play their hand in a high-speed game of poker, and each relying on their diplomatic and intelligence communities to deal them the...
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When struggling architect Jack is forced to take the overnight train from Haverfordwest to Paddington, he encounters a garrulous guard and a spookily familiar young woman. All is not quite what it seems.
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by Nick Perry
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In a dystopian future, London is divided into two halves. The southern half is a lawless hell hole ("nothing new in that" says the boy brought up north of the Thames!), whereas the northern half is well ordered, but strictly controlled with little personal freedom - a police state. What would happen if these two worlds, divided by London Bridge (not to be confused with "Tower Bridge"), were to meet?
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by Cath Staincliffe
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A genealogist finds herself in danger when she uncovers a shocking family history. Billed as a thriller, I found it somewhat ponderous and not up to Cath Staincliffe's usual quality.
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by Jerome Vincent
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In 1952, London suffered the last of the great smogs, made famous by Dickens, and prompting a change in UK law to reduce emissions of soot etc. It was estimated that the smog caused over 4,000 deaths in 5 days, though recent research suggests a figure of 12,000. Three short plays all take part in the smog: a pair of lovers re-united, a couple of teenage thieves redeem themselves, and the third, I cannot recall.......
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by Matt Hartley
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A disgruntled customer, driven to despair by his internet service provider, takes matters into his own hands by confronting the staff at its call centre. Very quickly, events spiral out of his control.
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by Lucy Caldwell
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Five years after Amy disappears, her sister Eleanor is still wondering what might have become of her - and asking if her family can ever rebuild their lives.
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by John Burrows
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Spring 1939. Rehearsals of Don Giovanni are in full swing, and love is in the air among the young singers in the Festival Opera Chorus. But as the situation in Europe worsens, some company members have reason to dread the approach of war.
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by Ryan Craig
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A play clearly inspired by the current Grenfell Tower enquiry. A school on a council estate has been devastated by a gas explosion. The announcement that retired judge Sir Stephen Colefax is to chair the ensuing public inquiry is greeted with anger and dismay. Can a man from his privileged background have any true understanding of the community so tragically affected?
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by David Szaly
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In 1938, Rebrov was found dead, wearing 52 pieces of clothing. Why? And why was his family persecuted thereafter? A young programme maker sets out to discover the answer.
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by Mike Walker
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Former FSB agent Dmitri Petrovich, now a dissident living in London, thinks someone is trying to assassinate him. As he races across London with his young daughter in an attempt to evade his pursuers, he is unaware that his fate is sealed and that he is living the final forty-three minutes and fifty-nine seconds of his life.
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by Ronald Frame
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How did the world famous Pinkerton Detective Agency. Could it have been like this? In the new immigrant community of 1840s America, Scotsman Allan Pinkerton turns detective when an influx of counterfeit dollars threatens the local economy.
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by Dermot Bolger
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Dublin, 2005, the height of the property boom. Alice and Frank long to move from their city terrace to a bungalow by the sea but with house prices constantly escalating how are they ever going to compete in the bidding wars? The solution comes from their neighbour, a property developer, who proposes a lucrative business opportunity. Is this proposition just too good an opportunity to turn down? With Dublin's property market soaring to dizzy heights, what could they possibly lose?
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by John Mortimer
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A Cumberbatch feast with four more cases for the "young" Horace Rumpole. Enjoy........
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by John Mortimer
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Rumpole's surprised when he discovers he's a dog lover at heart - and perplexed as he defends a man who insists he's guilty of murder. What's more, it's clear to Rumpole that the guilty party is among the hunting fraternity and not among the hunt saboteurs who, in 1966, are making their presence felt and their beliefs known on the hunting fields of Britain.
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by John Mortimer
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Benedict Cumberpatch steps up as the younger Rumpole, who he manages to make wonderfully prematurely middle-aged; I cannot believe that Rumpole was ever young...... Hilda is worried about the choice of school for their son, Nicholas. Hilda wants Rumpole to become a Q.C. in order to afford a decent education for Nicholas. Claude Erskine-Brown is also trying to take silk but he's distracted by the arrival in chambers of Rumpole's new pupil, Miss Phillida Trant. Phillida assists Rumpole in the...
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by David Pownall
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A 150 ton female blue whale runs itself aground at high tide in a remote part of the Cape of Good Hope. Hudson is staying in a cottage by the sea, resting up after a major business coup - selling an independent gold working to a multinational corporation, which has made him immensely wealthy. With his sidekick Silas he watches the whale die, suffocating under its own weight, then sets in motion deals whereby he becomes the owner of the carcass, has it pumped full of formaldehyde, puts in on a...
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by Gillian Tindall
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A young bride moves into a former school and starts sensing its previous tragic events. Tragedy dogs her steps thereafter......
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by Dermot Bolger
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When a particular guest checks into Finbar's Hotel on the last night of Johnny Farrell's management, his past life comes back to confront him.
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by Michael Eaton and Neil Brand
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Originally a two part drama, merged into a single file. At the turn of the twentieth century two vaudevillians - one Irish, the other Jewish - are trying to achieve success as Music Hall double act Cohen and Cohan, when they find themselves bitten by the bug of cinematography at the birth of film. The writers appeared uncertain whether they were writing a straight drama or making a political point about immigration (the "waves" of the title), which echo the migration crisis of today...
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by Sarah Wooley
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Based on true events. 1977 has been a very busy year for composer Malcolm Williamson. Too many commissions, not least for the Queen's Silver Jubilee, and then the music for "that film about rabbits". The film of course is Watership Down. The film is complete, the orchestra booked to play Williamson's score, and the film's opening night approaching. There's only one problem - the score has hardly been started and time is short........
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by Colin Hough
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Meryl is a mounted policewoman, who loves her horse so much that she even takes her horse home with her. When her much hated sergeant is found murdered, Meryl and her horse investigate. Comedy drama - allegedly......
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by Graham White
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Mark realises that he has made a potentially embarrassing mistake - there is a difficult-to-explain entry on his wife's credit card statement.  He turns on the charm with a young woman, Jo, who works in a call centre, to see if she can make it disappear.  But this is not just a domestic embarrassment for Mark - his wife Eve is a senior policewoman, very much in the public eye.
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by Vayu Naidu;
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Installation artist Anju Malik is preparing for her first exhibition, which previews on Christmas Eve. The family are arriving to celebrate, but not all of them are happy with what she is doing.
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by Carolyn Sally Jones
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Rachel and Steve have moved from London to start a new life in the country with their baby Connor. All appears to be going well until their doctor gives them some terrible news - Connor appears to have a serious heart defect. How will this impact their lives?
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by Anita Sullivan
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It's 2020 and the bees are nearly all gone. Human beings might be next. Robotics expert, Deborah, builds artificial bees in order to help pollinate fruit trees across the world - real bees having been driven to the brink of extinction. But then a strange phenomenon strikes mankind - people start getting lost. It happens slowly, people lose their way, forget where they are. But before long society starts to crumble. Deborah must fight her way across an apocalyptic Britain and find her way back...
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by Jim Burke
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Three, linked monologues, in which three different animals get to tell their side of their stories: 1) The whale that swallowed Jonah - his name is "Smithy" by the way - tells how it was all an accident; 2) The shipwrecked monkey, hung in the coastal port of Hartlepool in 1805 as a French spy (really, a true story!) writes a letter to his uncle; and 3) Laika, the stray dog which shot (literally) to international fame in 1957, when sent into space in Sputnik 2, reflects on what life...
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by Nick Warburton
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Somewhere near a small fishing village a creature is pulled out of the sea. No one knows whether it belongs to the sea, or the land. Or whether it's harmless or represents some kind of threat. Two of the villagers, Clay and Rowena, must decide what to do about it. Whatever they do, it seems certain to change their lives.
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by Hugh Costello
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It is 2019 and Brexit is proceeding. The leaders of the UK and Ireland both have weak positions in their own parliaments, thus how can they survive the British demands of a hard border and the Irish refusal to countenance this?
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by Campbell Armstrong
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Ted and Lucy are in love but are forced by circumstance into secret trysts, furtive meetings, and the occasional overnight in hotels when Ted can get away.Ted's sick wife is contemptuous of him, but how could he leave her at a time like this? The lovers will have to be patient.Then Cassie dies, leaving a diary.
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by Louise Oliver
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A middle-aged couple are going through a difficult patch in their marriage. He wants to move nearer to their family in Spain, she does not, and neither are particularly speaking to the other. Overlying their relationship is the memory of their long dead child, killed by a car. Cupid the parrot, although he never speaks, unwittingly becomes the channel for them to re-build their relationhip
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by Bernard MacLaverty
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On a Midwinter's day in Iowa in 1996, Scottish poet Andrew Younger steps from his office on a university campus and is engulfed by a severe blizzard. Lost and disorientated, Andrew muses upon the events which have led to him being stranded alone, so far away from home.
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by Hugh Costello
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The play opens with Tom being interviewed by a Police psychiatrist. What has happened? Rescuing a kite from a tree, Tom previously had a fall and sustained an untreated head injury. His grasp on reality becomes less secure, made worse by the arrival in their road of a new neighbour Bruno, and his wife Megan. Tom's wife Gail becomes friends with Bruno and Megan and in Tom's mind, things start to spiral out of control......
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by Kathryn Heyman
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Described as a "dark comedy", a weight-obsessed opera singer and a raucous singing telegram are summoned to their mother's third wedding in Sydney.
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by Matthew Dunster
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Michael is an 18-year-old with an obsession for crisps and heavy metal group Nirvana. He also has a miid form of autism known as Asperger Syndrome. Matthew Dunster 's unusual play explores how Michael copes with unexpected events in his life, such as his best friend Jilly's pregnancy and family deceit.
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by Roger Williams
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In 1944, at the height of World War 2, actor and song writer Ivor Novello was sent to prison for 4 weeks, not for his homosexuality, but for the misuse of petrol coupons. This play is based around that story.
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by Anjum Malik
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Jim, a private detective, has followed Aftab to the biggest Asian fair in the UK to get evidence of his affair with aspiring comic Sita. At the mela Jim gains the help of DJ Saf. Then Jamila, Aftab's wife, decides to take things into her own hands.
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by Don Taylor
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An idyllic summer's day in a perfect garden. Hot sun, good food, fine wine and nothing to do but enjoy it. But just what is lurking below this untroubled surface? 
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by Claire Bennett
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15-year-old Millie has an opinion on everything from internet chat rooms to Walsall market, film stars to funerals, and voices these views with humour and venom. But her chief concern is coping with her mother, a larger-than-life character with whom she has lived alone since her dad left for Australia.
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by Geoffrey Parkinson
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Graham and Myra, a childless couple in early middle-age, live a quiet, uninspiring life in a London suburb: then one day a series of curious events commence that make Myra begin to believe that she has been chosen for something special - by God.
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by P G Morgan
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Three Brits arrive in Bangkok (why Bangkok? Who knows.....) to take part in a drugs trial. Things however, do not go well.
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by Lucy Flannery
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Home help Ruth cares for Harry above and beyond the call of duty. She fetches his shopping, brings him meals, and makes sense of his paperwork. All in all, she's like a daughter to him.  When his health begins to decline, Ruth tries to discover friends or family to care for him but Harry insists there is no one, he's all alone in the world. She becomes even more concerned when a chance discovery reveals a sizable sum of money languishing in his bank account.  When Harry collapses and is given...
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by Gary Brown
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Josh is 15, seriously overweight and lacking in self-esteem. He persuades his mother to send him to "fat camp" instead of joining the family holiday. Once there, Josh meets up with two other camp members and seems to form a strong bond with the two boys. Then, things start turning darker and their relationship starts to fracture. Three good young actors in the lead roles.
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by John Drydem
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Three part drama about the murder of a young woman in Tokyo. The dramas look at events from the viewpoint of the parents, the police and the girl itself. Inspired by a real story.
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by Peter Whalley
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Teacher Mollie meets Colin by chance in a pub - she is trying to avoid meeting an "internet date". The pair start a relationship after Colin tells her that his former girlfriend died two years previously. Then Colin is arrested and charged with the dead girl's murder before being placed on trial. The ending holds no huge surprises - unless I've listened to too much radio drama??
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by Matthew Broughton
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In 1967, Vincent Price ("call me Vinnie" came to the UK to make the film Witchfinder General, regarded by some (I'm no expert so cannot say) as one of his finest films. The play takes a not too serious look at the events going on behind the scenes, in what the BBC describes as two of the woest months of his life.
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by Juliet Ace
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Jason is a typical hard up student. Then he comes across an ideal money making scheme - what could go wrong? Unlike other plays on this subject, such as Lifeline   https://archive.org/details/lifeline  this one takes a calmer approach to the tale, the issue of a drugs trial, although trailed several times, is not specifically stated until around half way. Nicely written by an experienced radio dramatist.
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by Frances Byrnes
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During WW!, seriously injured British soldiers were evacuated from Germany to Switzerland to be treated. The story was covered by the Times, and this play is based upon those despatches.
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by R D Wingfield
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A man is found, apparently shot dead by an intruder, but the post mortem shows he died of a heart attack. Was he killed by an intruder? Or is the house, as his wife believes, haunted? Like the plot, the sound quality is only "indifferent".
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by Mike Harris
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MP Bobby Khan has it all: a loving wife, devoted parents and his first step on the ministerial ladder.  Elsewhere is Mike, a fraudster who has conned £50,000 from Barry as part of a "boiler room" scam. Barry however is not a man to take this lying down and is quite prepared to kill.  In desperation, Mike seeks out the woman who could help him, the woman who as a 16 year old gave him up for adoption - Elizabeth, Bobby Khan's mother. Thus the two men's worlds come into collision.....
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by John Mortimer
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Rumpole leaves London to defend a case in the Home Counties, where he meets up with Ben, a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing, and of an actual physical attack on a girl.
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by David Pownall
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In 1851, Richard Burton (no, not that one!) set out to become the first non Muslim  westerner in modern times to penetrate the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, then closed to non Muslims, who risked death if caught. Disguising himself as a Pashtun traveler from India, he succeeded in his aim. This is  brief account of that journey.
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by Simon Brett
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Wealthy East Ender Joey and his much younger wife Bianca live in an expensive villa on the Costa del Sol, surrounded by servants and other staff. They seem to have the perfect life. But as the story unfolds, some unsettling questions arise. Why can't Joey go back to England, where most of his business interests still lie? Why is he so obsessed about security? Why, come to that, does Bianca keep going on about contract killers? And when it comes to the crunch, how far can husband and wife trust...
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by Nick Warburton
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Drama based upon a Buddhist parable.  A woman asks a traveller to help her terminally ill son. The traveller promises to help and instructs her to gather mustard seeds from her neighbours - but only accept those from a household that has not been touched by death.........
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by Richard Monks
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Mashama is on the run from his home; Eva believes she can't return to hers. Music brings them together at a motorway service station, but the law is not far behind.
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by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly
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9 series of between 4 and 6 episodes. Ex-pop star Frank Twist and his team are criminal para-legals in Manchester. Although not fully trained lawyers, their job is to get people out of police custody, or at least guide the accused through the process and protect their rights, work that criminal solicitors - such as their regular nemesis, the corrupt "Fat Doug" - choose to out source. Each drama is self contained and follows the permanently impecunious Frank and his team through both...
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